Issues: Judiciary

Senator Bonacic Announces Senate Confirmation of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam for the New York State Court of Appeals

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pictured with newly appointed New York Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam.  As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Bonacic moved her nomination to the Senate Floor for confirmation by a unanimous vote.

May 7, 2013
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NYS Senator Hoylman’s Comments on the Nomination of Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam to the NYS Court of Appeals

On May 6, 2013, the New York State Senate unanimously confirmed Justice Shelia Abdus-Salaam to the New York State Court of Appeals. Following is a transcript of comments Senator Hoylman made on the Senate floor prior to the confirmation vote.As a member of the Judiciary Committee of the State Senate it is a great honor to say a few words about the ascension of Justice Shelia Abdus-Salaam to the Court of AppealsFirst, I must note the historic nature of today.It took 166 years, but thanks to Governor Cuomo and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, we will now have an African-American woman on New York’s highest court.

May 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Room 124 CAP

April 30, 11:30 AM - 11:56 AM
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Public Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: Hearing for Court of Appeals Nominee Judge Sheila Abdus-SalaamPlace: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181Media Contact: Jessica Cherry (518) 455-3181; cherry@nysenate.govORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 30, 11:00 AM - 11:26 AM
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Senate Passes Bill to Increase Juror Safety

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help protect jurors whose safety may be threatened, while also ensuring the integrity of judicial outcomes. The bill (S1513), sponsored by Senator Carl L.

April 15, 2013
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Senator Parker Commends The Nomination of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam: Congratulates the Governor on Selecting the First African American Woman Justice for New York's High Court

(Brooklyn, NY) “I commend Governor Andrew Cuomo for nominating a superior jurist, Sheila Abdus-Salaam, for a position on New York’s highest court.  Judge Abdus-Salaam is not only a talented and knowledgeable legal scholar, but she also understands the challenges of everyday New Yorkers. 

April 11, 2013
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SENATOR BONACIC ON PRESERVING CASA FUNDING IN THE JUDICIARY BUDGET

Senator Bonacic discusses the legislature preserving CASA funding in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget- March 26, 2013

March 27, 2013
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STATE BUDGET PROVIDES REAL TAX RELIEF FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES, ADDRESSES CHALLENGES FACING UPSTATE

ALBANY - The New York State Senate has passed the State Budget on time for the third consecutive year, Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today. The spending plan adheres to a self-imposed two percent spending cap, contains significant tax relief for middle-class families and businesses, and also addresses some of the unique challenges facing Western New York.

March 27, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Room 123 CAP

April 16, 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM
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Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
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Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Jenny Rivera as a Judge of the Court of Appeals

Senator Bonacic, Chairman of the New York State Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks about recently confirmed Court of Appeals Judge Jenny Rivera.

February 14, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ON THE CONFIRMATION OF COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE JENNY RIVERA

 

“I am proud that Professor Jenny Rivera has finally been confirmed as Court of Appeals Judge. Professor Rivera will bring intellect, judgment and experience, while presiding over cases affecting millions of New Yorkers.

February 11, 2013
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Hudson Valley YNN: Governor’s nomination for Court of Appeals being challenged

Febuary 5, 2013 : by Nick ReismanGovernor Cuomo has nominated Jenny Rivera to serve on the Court of Appeals. But some senators raised concerns about her lack of experience, delaying the judiciary committee's vote on Tuesday. And at least one senator still had questions about why exactly Rivera was picked. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman reports.ALBANY, N.Y. -- Confirmations for the state's highest court tend to be anti-climatic affairs. The governor makes a nomination to the Court of Appeals and the State Senate reviews the candidate and then confirms them. But not this time.

February 7, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on JudiciarySenator John J. Bonacic, Chair10:00 AM, Tuesday, February 5, 2013Room 124 CAP

February 5, 10:00 AM - 10:46 AM
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Committee Meeting: Judiciary Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 12:45 PM, Monday, February 4, 2013 Room 124 CAP

February 4, 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
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